Opening day opponent: Bud Norris

The Texas Rangers will be taking their first cuts of the season against right-hander Bud Norris, the Houston Astros announced Thursday.

Norris, who was 7-13 last season, will take the mound as the Astros make their American League debut against their new West Division foes on March 31.

Lucas Harrell will start the second game against the Rangers on April 2.

The Rangers have yet to announce their rotation.